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Gallery Gazing


In Whistler

What: Art Walk

When : Tuesdays, 11 a.m.

Where : Meet in the lobby of the Delta Whistler Resort (at the base of the Village Gondolas) for this free 1 1/2 hour tour. A knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the many galleries in Whistler Village.

What : Mountain Craft Gallery

Where : Whistler Village Fountain Square, near Grass Roots

Demonstrations and workshops Aug. 30 — Sept. 1 with glass blower, Malcolm Macfayden. Pre-registration required. Unique contemporary Canadian art. New oil paintings by such artists as Downe Burns and Michel Le Roux and glass bead work by Joy Jubenvill.

What : The adele-campbell Fine Art Gallery

Where : Lobby level of the Delta Whistler Resort

This gallery represents may outstanding British Columbia artists, featuring the most comprehensive collection of Whistler landscapes and soapstone sculpture. Coming Sept. 1: Meet artists Robert and Sara Genn.

What : The Whistler Art Gallery

Where : Lobby level of the Delta Whistler Resort

Featuring fine Canadian and international paintings and exquisite sculpture in jade, marble and bronze.

What : The Whistler Inuit Gallery

Where : In the Westin Resort

A showcase of traditional and contemporary Inuit sculpture and Canadian art.

What : Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery

Where : Alpine Meadows, 4 km north of Whistler Village

Vincent's decorative stoneware is sought out by art collectors, hotels and those wishing to enhance their cuisine. The gallery also features baskets made with cedar bark, bull kelp and tule rush, handcrafted by Vincent's wife Cheryl. Call for appointment and directions, 604-932-6455.

What : Black Tusk Gallery

Where : Village North on Main Street, in the Summit Lodge

Black Tusk specializes in Northwest Coast art by leading traditional artists. Featuring original contemporary art in the form of totem poles, masks, rattles, paddles, bowls, jewelry and limited edition silk screen prints. Introductory lecture every Monday at 2 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

What : Art Junction@Function

Where : Millar Creek Road, Function Junction, 7 km south of Whistler Village

Showcasing works from 13 contemporary B.C. artists. This gallery seems to be ahead of the pack, exhibiting many artists which other businesses are just starting to take note of. This is also one of the very few local galleries displaying the talents of Whistler artisans.

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